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post #1 of 25 Old 07-03-2019, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Best all around rear tire?

I just put on some Conti sport attack 3's (I know I'm a cheap a$$ and should have spent more) and only got 1,600 miles on the rear. I was thinking the harder compound in the center would give me more miles. When doing a clutch up the Conti's wasn't terrible and would bite ok....but on low gear power digs the tire would just spin and not hook up.

The Conti's are fairly decent other than center tire wear. But then again a bike with this kind of power is probably going to go thru some rears.

I don't need a Pirelli - Diablo Corsa....I don't ride hard enough for these. I also got to meet a Davie Co. Sherriff deputy in person a few weeks ago....needless to say but this slowed me down too.

Looking for a happy medium between grip and longevity....I do ride some mountains and I'm not pushing it to the limit like at a track....any suggestions?

Also the Conti front is still brand new...anybody having any issues with not matching fronts and rears?

Anybody running Metzelers Sportec M3's?

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conti road attack 3, it was very nice
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Dunlop Roadsmart 3 in 190/55 for me, a little over 2k miles so far (mostly commute with some interstate miles) and only starting to show a hint of wear in the middle. Plenty grippy in any dry conditions (I don't ride in the wet).
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I have a mate who swears by the metzler. He has tried a couple in the range and he seems to get them at a great deal. And he rides like the wind on an Aprila RSV4 and rsv1000r.

Obvious choice is michelin pilot road 4 or the new road 5. Best tyre across the board if you do your research.
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Dunlop Roadsmart 3 in 190/55 for me, a little over 2k miles so far (mostly commute with some interstate miles) and only starting to show a hint of wear in the middle. Plenty grippy in any dry conditions (I don't ride in the wet).
Same for me. Iím on my second, or is it third Road Smart 3, very happy with them. Q3+ on front.
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Dunlop Roadsmart 3 in 190/55 for me, a little over 2k miles so far (mostly commute with some interstate miles) and only starting to show a hint of wear in the middle. Plenty grippy in any dry conditions (I don't ride in the wet).
Same for me. Iím on my second, or is it third Road Smart 3, very happy with them. Q3+ on front. They each seem to last about 7000 miles.
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I have a mate who swears by the metzler. He has tried a couple in the range and he seems to get them at a great deal. And he rides like the wind on an Aprila RSV4 and rsv1000r.

Obvious choice is michelin pilot road 4 or the new road 5. Best tyre across the board if you do your research.
100% on the Michelin Road 5. Assuming the pictures accompany the post, these have done just over 9,000k's and a fair bit of that in a straight line to and from work (120km round trip) in traffic. The rear still has a nice profile and if anything the front is developing a flat centre before the rear. The dual compound is great and provides some high confidence in corners.
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I just put on some Conti sport attack 3's (I know I'm a cheap a$$ and should have spent more) and only got 1,600 miles on the rear. I was thinking the harder compound in the center would give me more miles. When doing a clutch up the Conti's wasn't terrible and would bite ok....but on low gear power digs the tire would just spin and not hook up.

The Conti's are fairly decent other than center tire wear. But then again a bike with this kind of power is probably going to go thru some rears.

I don't need a Pirelli - Diablo Corsa....I don't ride hard enough for these. I also got to meet a Davie Co. Sherriff deputy in person a few weeks ago....needless to say but this slowed me down too.

Looking for a happy medium between grip and longevity....I do ride some mountains and I'm not pushing it to the limit like at a track....any suggestions?

Also the Conti front is still brand new...anybody having any issues with not matching fronts and rears?

Anybody running Metzelers Sportec M3's?
I run the Pirelli Rosso IIIís. They do very well and would recommend them. I usually get close to 3,000 miles from a rear. These from my experience arenít a high mileage tire but are nice and sticky for the great Mountain roads in your area! And Davie County has Deputies all over the place! Surprised I havenít passed you on the road at some point.
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I run the Pirelli Rosso IIIís. They do very well and would recommend them. I usually get close to 3,000 miles from a rear. These from my experience arenít a high mileage tire but are nice and sticky for the great Mountain roads in your area! And Davie County has Deputies all over the place! Surprised I havenít passed you on the road at some point.


I got the rosso llís there great so far and let me drag knee shoot out of corners Iíve only ever had this tire break loose on me once at 60mph trying to over take a car and I Punched it WOT

Rear tire hit the yellow line and started to drift me the tire caught grip very quick Iím going to try for the Dunlop Q4ís this time around, I have something like 2300 miles on the tires and the rear dosent look to bad yet maybe 45% tire life left


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I put Michelin Power RS’s on my RC51. Fantastic tire! They are even fine in the rain. It’ll be my goto tire on all my bikes now. Fantastic tire!! Traction. That is all.

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